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APC vs PDP: Paradigm shift in the Senate so far After Election.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 64 senatorial seats while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has secured 40 seats in the collated results of the National Assembly elections held on Saturday, February 23.

According to reports, Young Progressives Party (YPP) also got one senatorial seat while results of some senatorial districts are being awaited to be declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The districts are in Plateau state, one in Taraba state and one in Imo state, reports.



APC Northwest – APC won 20 out of the 21 senatorial seats available Southwest – APC won 14 out of the 18 seats available Northeast – 14 senatorial seats North Central – 12 senatorial seats South South – 3 senatorial seats South-East – 2 senatorial seats.

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PDP South-South – 15 senatorial seats out of the 18 senatorial slots in the zone Southeast – 11 out of 15 slots for the zone North east – 3 seats South west – 3 seats.

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YPP Anambra state. Meanwhile report had  it that only 34.75 per cent of registered voters actually voted in the just concluded presidential elections, according to data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections. This is 0.91 per cent less than the total number of accredited voters who make up a total 35.66 per cent (29,364,209) of total registered voters.

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Tunisia: former President Ben Ali confirmed dead

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All time, former Tunisia’s President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile aged 83, his family says.

Ben Ali led the country for 30years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic prosperity.

But he received widespread criticism for suppressing political freedoms and for widespread corruption.

In 2011, he was forced from office following mass street protests. This triggered a wave of similar uprisings across the Arab world.

At least half a dozen countries in the region saw their president fall or conflicts break out in the wake of the former Tunisian leader’s downfall, in what became known as the Arab Spring.

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Gantz refuse’s Netanyahu offer on unity government

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After a vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival.

Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival,  Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election.

Netanyahu’s surprise move was an abrupt change of strategy for the right-wing leader. Its rejection could spell weeks of wrangling after Tuesday’s election, which followed an inconclusive national ballot in April.

Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party emerged from the second round of voting this year slightly ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud, but also short of enough supporters in the 120-member parliament for a ruling bloc.

Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, said in a video clip in which he urged Gantz, the country’s former military chief, to meet him “as soon as today”, that he had pledged during the election campaign to form a right-wing, Likud-led government.

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